We mean it. We love our Kommunity. You’re the ones helping us make our dreams a reality. You’re the reason we get up at 3am to bake or stand for hours in the cold and rain next to Lucy our Landy with a big smile on our faces.
And your awesomeness is also why we are always looking for ways to better serve you. You may have noticed one of the ways we have done this recently is to add the option to purchase the very same coffee we use in all of Kinetic Kitchen’s espresso-based beverages, from our online shop. This beautiful organic blend is roasted in Bristol by our awesome partners, Extract coffee, and originates from an organic farm in the San Marcos region of Peru (a country close to the heart of our founder, Harry).
Now we know you’re already racing to our website to make a purchase – Temptation Alert: we’ve got a special combo deal that involves coffee and artisan KETOnuts right here – but, if for some bizarre reason you’ve managed to resist our click bait, let us woo you with 5 amazing health and wellness benefits of the magic that is coffee, so that your next online purchase decision is a piece of cake KETOnut . . . and a bag of luxurious coffee!
1. Coffee can enhances cognitive performance. If you’re looking for ninja-like reactions, the memory of an elephant and the focus of a Zen Buddha then coffee could be your gateway to mental supremacy thanks to the superpowered caffeine contained inside each bean.
2. Coffee can enhance physical performance. If endurance is your game, then more coffee should be your aim! In addition to its effects on mental performance, the caffeine in coffee has been shown to help fight fatigue, strengthen muscle contraction, reduce perceptions of pain, and increase fat mobilization (the most potent endurance energy source).
3. Coffee is an antioxidant phenomenon. Seriously, it’s packed with even more antioxidants than that big show-off green tea! Why is this important? Antioxidants combat inflammation and neutralise free radicals in the body, which, in excess, are both underlying causes of various chronic conditions and diseases.
4. Coffee may slow cognitive decline. In addition to providing a temporary boost in cognitive performance, regular coffee consumption may help prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. There is also evidence to suggest regular coffee consumption can protect against developing Parkinson’s disease.
5. Coffee promotes Longevity. We love a bit of ‘biohacking’ to enhance our longevity and nothing could be simpler than reaching for a good ol’ cuppa joe. It almost sounds too good to be true but some big studies have essentially concluded that those that drink coffee live longer than those who don’t. This is down to the parallels that have been drawn between coffee consumption and a lower risk of developing several serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart and liver disease and some forms of cancer.
“Ok, I’m sold!” we hear you say. “So how much should I be drinking?” Well if you asked our founder’s dad the answer would be something along the lines of:
“When your blood runs black as the moonless night, and your heartbeat sounds as the Warriors march, only then may you say, I’ve had enough coffee.”
But in all seriousness, the majority of studies show that around 2-3 cups a day is the sweet spot. Anything in excess of 5 cups will start to negate some of the health benefits because of the large amount of caffeine you are consuming.
Quality plays a key part too. We should all live by the mantra “life is too short to drink bad coffee”, and whenever we can, purchase high-quality organic varieties.
Speaking of mantras, people say money can’t buy happiness. But we say they lie. Money buys coffee and coffee makes us happy. Time to buy some happiness too HERE.
Editor’s notes: It’s important to note that coffee may not be beneficial for everyone. Those with certain heart conditions, caffeine sensitivity and women who are pregnant should stick to decaf or other zero-caffeine alternatives. If you’re unsure as to whether you can safely enjoy coffee, please consult your doctor or a health professional.